A few months ago you may have seen me make a formal commitment to my novel, promising myself (and the blogging world) that I would work on it every Friday afternoon. At it stands, this is not going so swimmingly, I have written a grand total of no chapters.
I have notes, yes. I have scribbles across pages that were written in haste, but nothing is coherent. Or complete.
The only way I can see myself out of this hole is to say goodbye to Friday. Friday is distracting. Friday is hurried. Friday has my brain fighting the weekend switch-off and as I rush to meet the week’s deadlines I start pushing the novel further and further away, until Friday is no more and so is my book.
So today I am making a new plan. On fresh-as-a-daisy-Monday. I am taking my Monday zest for life and putting that into my book instead.
So if you’re trying the impossible, whether it’s book writing or some other goal, remember, it’s ok not to breeze through it. Some things take practice. And sometimes all it takes is a fresh approach and a new routine.
It was never going to be a piece of cake, after all.
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